OSHA Cites Wisconsin Contractor for Fall Hazards

"Employers are required to provide fall protection to employees working in construction at heights above 6 feet," said Robert Bonack, OSHA Appleton Area Office director. "This employer's repeated failure to comply with federal safety requirements exposes employees to fatal injuries from fall hazards."

OSHA has cited Appleton, Wis. roofing contractor Hector Hernandez after OSHA inspectors saw employees exposed to falls and other safety hazards at two Wisconsin job sites. OSHA's proposed penalties are $120,320.

The agency reported that Hernandez operates Town City Construction and was cited for one repeat and two willful violations for failing to provide fall protection, train workers on fall hazards, properly install an extension ladder for safe egress, and provide required ladder jack scaffold components.

"Employers are required to provide fall protection to employees working in construction at heights above 6 feet," said Robert Bonack, OSHA Appleton Area Office director. "This employer's repeated failure to comply with federal safety requirements exposes employees to fatal injuries from fall hazards."

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